Kerry Gets €3.6m For Social Housing And Adaptation Grants

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Deputy Arthur Spring welcomed the latest housing funding for Kerry.

OVER €3.6m in Government funding has been allocated for Kerry’s housing needs.

The funds will be used across a range of housing schemes to make more social housing available and to improve housing for people with disabilities, as well as retrofitting homes to improve energy efficiency.

Labour TD, Arthur J. Spring welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly TD in relation to over €91 million worth of housing investment nationwide.

“Over €3.6 million will be spent in Kerry” said Deputy Spring. “€930,684 will be spent returning 46 vacant units to productive use; €1,788,778 is allocated to Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, €401,531 allocated to Local Authority Adaptation and Extension and €507,374 dedicated to Energy Efficiency Allocations,” he added.

The €1,788,778 assigned to  Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability  will permit extensions to be built for people with a disability as well as housing adaptations to improve mobility aid (such as stair lifts, access ramps etc.) Additional funding will also be assigned for this purpose later in the year,” he said.

Today’s announcement follows on from last month’s allocation of €6.3 million for the building of new social housing in Kerry.

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